IPL 2022: No Surprise That Mumbai Indians Have Won Five Titles, Close-knit And Family-oriented Teams Always Do Well – Jofra Archer

Updated - 14 Mar 2022, 08:43 PM

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Jofra Archer (Image Credit: Twitter)

Premier England speedster Jofra Archer is not surprised that the Mumbai Indians (MI) have won 5 IPL championships as he believes close-knit and family-oriented teams always do well.

Jofra Archer despite being unavailable for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 bagged an excellent IPL contract. He was bought by the five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) for INR 8 crore (USD1.04 million) at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction in Bengaluru.

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Meanwhile, Archer said that Mumbai Indians have a close-knit and family-oriented structure, as a result, players like Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga and Rohit Sharma have been part of the team for several years.

“MI looks very close-knit and family-oriented and such teams always do well. That’s why it is no surprise that we have won five titles,” Archer told the team’s official social media handles.

“Polly’s (Kieron Pollard) been there 10 years, (Lasith) Malinga was there a long time, the same with Rohit (Sharma) too. These things make you feel safe when you come into the team as a new player,” Jofra said.

England express pacer Jofra Archer feels that a fast bowler always needs to be calm as it helps in making better decisions.

I think you need to be calm as a fast bowler because you have to know when to step it up and when to tone it down,” he said.

“Being calm allows me to just make better decisions. Bowling also doesn’t really change much according to conditions, you just have to know when and where to use your variations,” he added.

For me, the best ball always has to be a wicket-taking delivery – Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer (AP)
Jofra Archer (AP)

Archer, who is known for bowling fierce bouncers, bowled a bouncer to Steve Smith, which forced him to miss the third Test of the Ashes 2019 with a concussion. While talking about that delivery Archer said that it was not his best delivery as his best ball always has to be a wicket-taking delivery.

“I mean, I won’t call it one of my best deliveries because he still came back and batted in the rest of that series.

“For me, the best ball always has to be a wicket-taking delivery, the batter has to be sent back,” he said, picking the one that got Travis Head’s wicket in the fourth Test as his best delivery.

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Jofra Archer bowls Steve Smith a nasty bouncer during the 2019 Ashes Test at Lord’s. Credits: Twitter

Jofra Archer further said:

“I think the best delivery I have ever bowled came in that series when I knocked back Travis Head’s middle stump in the fourth Test.

“The previous ball he had just driven me down the ground and I was angry. The next ball I remember getting one back into him and I had a smug look on my face after,” Archer added.

Meanwhile, Jofra Archer, who was previously part of the Rajasthan Royals in IPL, said that the change of environment is always good for growth.

“The change of environment is good because you then get to challenge yourself. It is all right to perform in your comfort zone but when you actually go away and start performing in a different team, in a different setting, only then can you probably start rating yourself,” he said.

“It is like when Cristiano Ronaldo first left England, people said he may not be good outside but then he has performed and done it wherever he has gone. No one can ever question his skill now, it is pretty much the same concept.”

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